The eyes are the windows to our soul and make up for a large part of the expression of the human face. They express a range of emotion from happiness to fear. Genetic predisposition and sun exposure are contributing factors to wrinkles, fine lines, sagging and dark circles around the eyes. Over time they can cause changes in expression by creating a tired and/or older looking appearance. Today, there are several remarkable surgical techniques, including eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and brow lift, that have been developed to eliminate many of the problems that everyday living causes. These procedures have been developed to eliminate many of these pesky problems. Brow and forehead lifts are designed to raise eyebrows and reduce ridges along the forehead, to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Before Brow Lift Surgery
Prior to surgery, a complete medical history is taken to evaluate the general health of the patient to make sure they are a good candidate for this surgery, and to minimize the risks of complications. A thorough examination of the face will be made to determine the most effective surgical approach. The cosmetic surgeon will then go over the realistic goals that they expect from the outcome of the surgery, explain the procedure, and describe the type of anesthesia to be used, and explain the possible risks and complications. An examination by an ophthalmologist may be recommended. Preoperative directions may include the elimination of certain drugs containing aspirin to minimize the possibility of excess bleeding. Antibiotics will possibly be prescribed for a few days prior to surgery to prevent the risk of infection. The areas to be excised are marked and photographs will be taken before and after the surgery in order to evaluate the final results.
The Brow Lift Procedure
The forehead and brow lift is performed in our surgical center using local or general anesthesia. An incision is made across the top of the head from the front of one ear to the front of the other ear. This incision will be made deep within the frontal hairline to hide the resulting scar. The forehead and brows are then elevated and excess skin is removed. The flap is then sutured closed.